Vaccines With Lyme?

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Psilociraptor
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   Posted 3/5/2018 12:10 AM (GMT -6)   
I know there are a lot of opinions on this, but please only comment with actual experiences. I'm applying for med school and I'm pretty sure vaccination is a must when working in the hospital. Fortunately I think I have them all except the annual flu vax. But I'm curious what peoples experiences have been with vaccines in general. And particularly if there are any healthcare workers here who have dealt with this. If they were bad, how long did it take to recover?

Girlie
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   Posted 3/5/2018 12:50 AM (GMT -6)   
No opinions or advice on whether you should or shouldn’t get one.

Just wanted to pass on information.

My husband works for our health authority here in Canada and the flu vaccines have been “pushed” for the past several years. Now the employees can choose not to get the vaccine but they must wear a mask when they’re in the hospital or anywhere else when they are with patients/clients.

Maybe that’s an option for you?

Also - my husband has tested positive for Lyme and has gotten the flu vaccine the past four years.
He has felt flu like symptoms for a few days after a few of the years.
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Symp started April/2013; Buhner's Lyme May 15-July24/14; Igenex pos. July 3/14
Doxy: July 4-Aug.24/14;Zithro July26-Aug24/14; Amox + Proben. Aug. 29/14;
added biaxin Sept. 26/14
Disc. amox,added Ceftin Nov. 20th.;
Disc. biaxin added Buhner bart herbs Dec/14;Jan/15 pulsing Tinda (w/ Ceftin);
Abx/herb break Apr-July/15; July-mino; Aug. added Rif;
Nov./15 mino - to biaxi

Post Edited (Girlie) : 3/4/2018 10:54:01 PM (GMT-7)


WalkingbyFaith
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   Posted 3/5/2018 9:34 AM (GMT -6)   
Psilo,

I believe a flu vaccine triggered my chronic Lyme symptoms in 2009. Symptoms started 4 days after the vaccine.

Georgia Hunter posted some links on this the other day. I can't find the post. What happened to it?

Psilociraptor
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   Posted 3/5/2018 10:00 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the insight girlie. I do know that that's an option, but I hate those masks. Can't ever breath. Couldn't imagine wearing one day in and day out for the entire season. Does your husband have symptomatic Lyme? Or just a positive test?

Thanks for your input walkingbyfaith. If you find that link please do post it!

acarined
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   Posted 3/5/2018 12:01 PM (GMT -6)   
I've always gotten the vaccine (without thimerosal) and never had a reaction.

Psilociraptor
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   Posted 3/5/2018 12:41 PM (GMT -6)   
acarined said...
I've always gotten the vaccine (without thimerosal) and never had a reaction.


Is that readily available or do you have to go someplace special to get it? I think I heard single use packets are thiomersal free? Honestly I'm more concerned with flu antigens than thiomersal lol. But if i have to get it and it's readily available I wouldn't mind leaving the mercury out of it

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Girlie
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   Posted 3/5/2018 1:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Psilociraptor said...
Thanks for the insight girlie. I do know that that's an option, but I hate those masks. Can't ever breath. Couldn't imagine wearing one day in and day out for the entire season. Does your husband have symptomatic Lyme? Or just a positive test?


So, in 2014 when I got the positive test result and I was yakking about lyme...he casually mentioned: "Remember that bullseye rash I had on my shin several years ago? I took a picture of it? A perfect bullseye"

I had no recollection. We can't find the picture as it's most likely on one of the old hard drives from one of our old computers....which he most likely encrypted and lost the password.
Not worth the work to try and find it.

He then tested IND = bands 41 and 31 on the WB through Igenex and then did the Epitope test and was positive.

Does he have symptoms? Nothing that screams lyme...but some anomalies over the years.
He's a rough an tumble guy and just pushes through.

Early in our marriage, he went through a phase of chronic fatigue. I remember because he was in a tennis tournament...and he made it to the finals...he came home and crashed for an hour...and was still very tired, but played the game (and won)...but at that time he had dark circles under his eyes.
He (and I) blamed it on the shift work (graveyards) and working 12 hour shifts.

He's always been a poor sleeper. We had a deal whenever we went away for a weekend and stayed in a hotel - if he got up early - he was to quietly slip out and go for coffee and not wake me up...because he ALWAYS was awake around 5:00 or 6:00 no matter what time we went to bed.
At home it's fine...he just leaves the room and goes downstairs to watch t.v.

Then a few years ago, he had some swollen glands - around the neck area...and was found to be hypothyroid. So, was put on meds for that.
That was prior to me getting sick.

The exposure was there. He was always in the bushes growing up. He had a dirt bike and said he was usually covered in bugs after every ride.

What are his symptoms now? Still poor sleep - uses melatonin to get by.
He has to 'mess' with his thyroid meds in order for them to work properly. (splits them up throughout the day)
He claims he can't eat during the day or he starts to sweat. So dinner is often his only meal of the day.

So, basically things are manageable for him...for now...He's waiting for me to go back to work before he treats...in case he can't work through treatment.
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Symp started April/2013; Buhner's Lyme May 15-July24/14; Igenex pos. July 3/14
Doxy: July 4-Aug.24/14;Zithro July26-Aug24/14; Amox + Proben. Aug. 29/14;
added biaxin Sept. 26/14
Disc. amox,added Ceftin Nov. 20th.;
Disc. biaxin added Buhner bart herbs Dec/14;Jan/15 pulsing Tinda (w/ Ceftin);
Abx/herb break Apr-July/15; July-mino; Aug. added Rif;
Nov./15 mino - to biaxi

Post Edited (Girlie) : 3/5/2018 11:24:14 AM (GMT-7)


Girlie
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   Posted 3/5/2018 1:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Re: wearing a mask. Will they be checking...or just trusting?


The first couple of years...the boss would keep reminding everyone to get vaccinated or they need to wear the mask.

Then after that, there was an uprising from the nurse's union fighting the mandatory flu vaccinations.

Now, the boss is only telling them once...and doesn't bring it up again.

I'm thinking that he could forego the shot...and not wear a mask. But, my husband said he doesn't want to take the chance - by not getting the vaccine...and then a month later they find out he didn't get it and then has to wear the mask.
He'd be wearing it out in public...not just in the office...and he's not willing to do that.

If it were me - I'd wear the mask. Which I may be doing when I go back to work. The office I work in was separate from the hospital so we didn't have to wear masks.....but now we have a new hospital and I think they're going to put us in there ....
Moderator, Lyme Forum
Symp started April/2013; Buhner's Lyme May 15-July24/14; Igenex pos. July 3/14
Doxy: July 4-Aug.24/14;Zithro July26-Aug24/14; Amox + Proben. Aug. 29/14;
added biaxin Sept. 26/14
Disc. amox,added Ceftin Nov. 20th.;
Disc. biaxin added Buhner bart herbs Dec/14;Jan/15 pulsing Tinda (w/ Ceftin);
Abx/herb break Apr-July/15; July-mino; Aug. added Rif;
Nov./15 mino - to biaxi
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